“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
― Stephen King
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14 Sep 2013 Leave a Comment
The following missive from our operative in Melrose was leaked to the public. We sincerely hope that this does not constitute a breach of procedure.
Perhaps it will serve as a lesson for other agents…
My baby brother (well, he’s 46), I’ll call him “Homefry,” has been battling a cancer similar to one which took the life of our father at Christmas in 2000. Homefry’s wife, I’ll call her “Sugar,” has been by his side through it all…and it has been a Rocky Road, for sure.
Homefry had his first surgery in September 2012 to remove tumors from multiple places. He’s had follow-up treatments regularly since then. He was a source of strength to me when I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in October 2012 & then had surgery of my own.
And then, Homefry needed more surgery…which was scheduled for yesterday, Friday the 13th.
I received a call from my sister-in-law in the early afternoon, informing me that all is well post-surgery. She mentioned needing to call other family members…so I offered to do that for her. She seemed relieved.
At the end of the day, she called me again to let me know that my brother was doing well & that the doctors were impressed with how well he is doing.
We chatted about how difficult things have been for her during Homefry’s illness, treatment, recovery, etc. We chatted about their God-daughter, who is the same age as my Granddaughter, and all the fun of toddlers. We chatted about middle age and menopause and our aging parents.
Sugar is an Angel. She arrived in Homefry’s life at a time when he was rebuilding it. She has been by his side, through thick and thin, like no one has ever been for him in his life. I told her so. It is the Love they share with each other, and with their community (church, friends, family, neighborhood…) that makes miracles happen. And so it did.
They have the prayers & thoughts of dozens, even hundreds of people whose lives they touch, around the world, supporting them in their time of need. The way they lend their Love & support to others returns to them.
I hereby bear witness to the Truth of this Web of Compassionate Acts.